More universities agree to RIAA/Napster 'protection'

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. MacBytes
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    Jul 5, 2003
  2. space2go
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    Feb 5, 2004
    It's a nice university/school/whatever you have running here. 't would be a shame if something unfavorable was to happen to it, say a bunch of lawsuits mentioning astronomical sums...
  3. winmacguy
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    Nov 8, 2003
    New Zealand

  4. solvs
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    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    No Napster, being linked to the forceful hand of the mafia-like RIAA isn't going to backfire on you at all... Kids love being forced to pay for a sucky service many of them can't even use when there are better alternatives that actually work out there. And who needs to keep their music after they graduate? :rolleyes:

    Brand recognition. I love that, too. People didn't like Napster cuz it was cool, they liked it cuz it was free. The minute Napster went under, a million other services took it's place. People resent the name now because it represents the exact opposite of what it used to stand for. Anyone who cared about the original has long since moved on to something else.

    Good luck to them, they're gonna need it. :p
  5. Chip NoVaMac
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    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Really stinks IMO.

    Too bad Apple can't do something to compete with Napster's extortion of the colleges.

    I see potential lawsuits looming against the universities any ways.
  6. g4cubed
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    Jun 2, 2004
    I have to agree with you about napster. They were the pioneers of free music and now the company and name are synonymous with the RIAA.

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